The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney’s ambitious new Restore & Renew project aims to equip land managers and restoration practitioners with genetic, environmental and ecological information that has previously been missing from their tool kits.
Grassy woodland ecosystems are amongst the most degraded and fragmented landscapes in SE Australia. At the Australian BG, a native grass seed production area has proven to be a highly effective source of seed for landscape scale restoration via direct seeding following control of invasives.
Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) has established a native seed nursery. Every year, more than 25,000 seedlings are grown for its ecological restoration programme.
Since establishment in 1929, The Dawes Arboretum has demonstrated a commitment to conservation through plant evaluations, applied research and active ecosystem restoration.
Deer Creek, which flows through Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms, has been managed intensively since the 1800s and is an example of a degraded riparian habitat. It is now being restored to a more natural state by improving man-made channels to return the creek to its historic, meandering flow.
Since 2007, the Botanic Garden Meise is involved in a unique conservation project, involving ecosystem reconstruction (e.g. topsoil transfer), species translocations, and the development of ex situ collections in Belgium and in DR Congo (University of Lubumbashi).
The Thain Family Forest is a 20 ha old growth, urban forest in the heart of the New York Botanical Garden and is the largest remnant of forest that once covered much of New York City. In 2008, the garden created a comprehensive program of research, education, and ecological restoration.
The Morton Arboretum is the site of numerous restoration projects. This includes the restoration of a 40 hectare tallgrass prairie and savanna and 280 hectares of oak woodland.